Posts Tagged ‘Fishing’

Fishing at Two Oregon Lakes Could Net You $1 Million

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Fishing enthusiasts at Henry Hagg Lake near Forest Grove and Detroit Lake in Marion County have a chance of catching a fish worth $1 million.

Tagged fish have been released into 65 bodies of water across the country as part of a contest to get people excited about fishing. Hagg Lake received 15 tagged bass ranging from 2-5 pounds, while Detroit Lake received 12 3-pound rainbow trout.

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Wallowa Lake Kokanee Doing Mighty Fine

Sunday, February 6th, 2011
Kokanee fish will continue to do well in Wallowa Lake

Kokanee fish will continue to do well in Wallowa Lake

Good news for anglers near Wallowa Lake! The world-record-sized kokanee fish you saw last season are said to happen again this year, due mainly to a natural disaster that led to fewer fish competing for food.

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The Best Advancements in Fishing Equipment Technology

Monday, January 17th, 2011
Most professional anglers use advanced fishing technology when they hit the water. - Photo courtesy of Tom Curtis

Most professional anglers use advanced fishing technology when they hit the water. – Photo courtesy of Tom Curtis

Technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past few decades, and fishing equipment has come along for the ride. Starting with the introduction of the portable depth sounder in the 1960s, fishing technology has grown to include GPS units, impregnated bait, fish imaging software, and even smart-phone apps. So what are a few of the best advancements in fishing equipmenttechnology, and what do they do? Glad you asked. The following are a few of the most talked-about fishing tools you can find. Enjoy.

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“Teach a man to fish…”

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

odfw_logoIf you are an avid Oregon angler AND you enjoy sharing your knowledge of the outdoors, then the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon 4-H program have just the thing for you.

The two groups will be co-presenting the Angler and Aquatic Education Instructor training program on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Taking place at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Redmond, this free program is open to anyone 18 years or older who is interested in becoming an angling instructor volunteer.

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January Outdoor Calendar

Monday, January 10th, 2011
Coast January Outdoor Events Calendar

Coast January Outdoor Events Calendar

January is a perfect time of year to stay inside and keep warm, but for many outdoor enthusiasts that just doesn’t sound like much fun. Luckily, the following outdoor-related activities make for a perfect compromise! As you will probably notice, the theme of this month’s events are “Stay In and Learn!” Whether it’s tying flies or sharpening your hunting knife, there’s plenty of outdoor-related fun to be had indoors this month. Enjoy!

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WFDW Announces New Year’s Eve Clam Dig

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Razor Clam DigLooking for something to do on New Year’s Day? Well, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has the answer – a clam dig!

Put down your fishing knife and pick up your bucket! According to a department press release last week, the WDFW approved a series of evening clam digs along Washington’s coastal beaches, starting Friday, December 31 and lasting until Sunday, January 2. The three-day dig will take place at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch, from noon to midnight each day.

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WDFW Asks Anglers: Lay Off the Barbs!

Monday, December 20th, 2010

 

Using barbless hooks can help protect wild salmon in the Columbia River. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Using barbless hooks can help protect wild salmon in the Columbia River. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fishing enthusiasts who enjoy catching salmon and steelhead from the Columbia River will be getting a polite request from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife next year: “Please stop using barbs.”

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December Outdoors Calendar

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
Coast December Outdoors Calendar

Coast December Outdoors Calendar

Brr! It’s chilly outside! The cold weather doesn’t stop the outdoor enthusiasts of the Pacific Norhtwest, however! Despite the low temperatures, fishing and hunting enthusiasts from all over get together to talk shop, make plans for the new year and even  brave the cold to enjoy the outdoors. Here are some of the top events for December. Have fun and stay warm!

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